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    Thread: My 2012 Beetle

    1. 07-03-2012 02:15 AM #1
      Well, after having two other New Beetles (BEARJAM v.1 & BHRIFIC), I just picked up a 2012. I like it a lot so far. The extra interior room is very nice.

      Here's a bunch of pics


















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      07-03-2012 02:35 AM #2
      That looks SLICK!

      I was talking to my girl about her getting the beetle turbo in White and doing a Black/white theme like yours but possibly with a offset stripe but damn that looks good.

      Whats up with the interior? Is that factory? Im new to VW Beetle's so im not sure if thats some option or not. If those are seat covers they fit great.

      Have you thought about getting the pre-cut vinyl they sell on Ebay for the license plate area? Her's is Grey and were going to do some Flat Black graphics and this is one area we are going to hit

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    3. 07-03-2012 02:46 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by TexasBulldog View Post

      Whats up with the interior? Is that factory? Im new to VW Beetle's so im not sure if thats some option or not. If those are seat covers they fit great.
      Yes...those are custom seat covers. www.wetokole.com
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      07-03-2012 03:23 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by BEARJAM View Post
      Yes...those are custom seat covers. www.wetokole.com
      Ive been looking for good quality seat covers for my Dodge Ram and i just went to the site. They really get in depth with options to make sure you get the perfect fit.

      And i love the Handgun Pouch for the Front Seats

      Thanks!

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      07-03-2012 08:20 AM #5
      Sweeeet!! Can you tell me what % of tint you used on the brake lights?

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      07-03-2012 08:43 AM #6
      Nice garage!
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    7. 07-03-2012 09:41 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by TexasBulldog View Post
      Ive been looking for good quality seat covers for my Dodge Ram and i just went to the site. They really get in depth with options to make sure you get the perfect fit.

      And i love the Handgun Pouch for the Front Seats

      Thanks!

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      The quality is fantastic. You will love them. And I never leave home without at least one gun! ;-)
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    8. 07-03-2012 09:42 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by VW GUY View Post
      Sweeeet!! Can you tell me what % of tint you used on the brake lights?
      I just told them "medium"
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    9. 07-03-2012 09:43 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      Nice garage!
      Thank you. Here's a short video that Bendpak did of the garage.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwRBzRh1bX8
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      07-03-2012 10:09 AM #10
      Congrats! Looks good! I think that's the first time I've seen one with the tails tinted, I like how it looks. Unfortunately TX just passed a ban on that or else I'd get mine done

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      07-03-2012 10:23 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      Nice garage!
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      07-03-2012 11:19 AM #12
      Love the black roof! Is it paint or wrap?
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      07-03-2012 12:18 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by DubGirl13 View Post
      Love the black roof! Is it paint or wrap?
      Isn't it stock? We were looking at a red beetle with moonroof, fender, nav and the roof was all black except for the little bit in the back before the rear window.

    14. 07-03-2012 12:22 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by DubGirl13 View Post
      Love the black roof! Is it paint or wrap?
      Good eye!!! Actually its neither! It was done in Photoshop to see if I want to do it for real. I'm still trying to decided. What do you think?
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    15. 07-03-2012 12:23 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by TexasBulldog View Post
      Isn't it stock? We were looking at a red beetle with moonroof, fender, nav and the roof was all black except for the little bit in the back before the rear window.
      Most of the roof comes black, but that little "hair band" part is body color.
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      07-03-2012 12:26 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by BEARJAM View Post
      Good eye!!! Actually its neither! It was done in Photoshop to see if I want to do it for real. I'm still trying to decided. What do you think?
      I think it looks good that way

    17. 07-19-2012 12:55 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by TexasBulldog View Post
      I think it looks good that way
      Thank you... So far, I've lowered it 1.5", chipped it, tinted all the windows and sunroof, added a new HomeLink rear view mirror (I still can't believe that VW doesn't offer HomeLink as an option), Hard-wired an Escort 9500ix with the new iPhone Escort live package, installed the Escort QuickStart remote security system, tinted all the tail lights and side marker lights, Clear-Bra on the top of the inside door panels, mirrors, rocker panels and headlights, added custom Wet Okole seat covers and added the APR Carbonia down pipe and air box installed, as well as the new Borla Exhaust. I'm trying to find a solution for a rear view camera...but so far nothing.

      Here's a few more pics...



















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      07-19-2012 12:59 PM #18
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      07-19-2012 01:25 PM #19
      That is Baaad, man! So bad it's good, if you know what I mean. White is a killer color on these cars, I love my white turbo too. I like the look of the tinted turns too, and would do it if I didn't think I'd get hassled by the po-po's. Do I spy.... a painted engine cover too? Nice. You paint it yourself w/ some high temp enamel or something?

    20. 07-19-2012 06:59 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
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    21. 07-19-2012 07:00 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by GTarr View Post
      Do I spy.... a painted engine cover too? Nice. You paint it yourself w/ some high temp enamel or something?
      Hmm. Nope. It is just the stock cover that came with it.
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      07-19-2012 07:18 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by BEARJAM View Post
      Hmm. Nope. It is just the stock cover that came with it.
      Huh. I know mine is greyish but yours is showing up pretty white on my monitor. Must be a white balance thing... It's a good idea I might have to try myself though!

      GTarr

    23. 07-19-2012 07:29 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by GTarr View Post
      Huh. I know mine is greyish but yours is showing up pretty white on my monitor. Must be a white balance thing... It's a good idea I might have to try myself though!

      GTarr
      Sounds like a project!
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    24. 07-19-2012 10:21 PM #24
      Nice Beet-12! Maybe in a year or so SoCal NBC will come back to life.

      I like the moderate drop. What springs/dampers are you using?

      Sunroof - for SoCal, does it get hot with just the screen? How dark is the tint for the sunroof?

      Awesome lift... my '01 NB just passed the 200k mark and will probably need a new engine or tranny or something soon. Can I make a reservation to use your garage?

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      07-20-2012 07:20 AM #25
      Did you order the LED running lights or were they already on the car. Dealer told me they cannot be added after the car leaves the factory. They look awesome. What chip tune did you use and how is it working?
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